if he could, Shapiro would limit web access; only 14,000 people signed up.

if he could, Shapiro would limit web access; only 14,000 people signed up.
Big Brother 2‘s new executive producer isn’t psyched about the live feeds broadcast over the web, because he tells Zap2it.com that he “would only limit it because people on the web seem to know about things that are going to happen on the television show before they happen. … That’s frustrating to me in terms of building tension and suspense and all of that.” The site also reports that only 14,000 people have signed up for the live feeds, although that number may not include people who signed up for Real’s Gold Pass under Real’s Major League Baseball promotion, which was cheaper than CBS’ fee.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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